Academy Award Nominations

In stark contract to last year's #oscarssowhite, this years nominees is culturally very diverse with La La Land leading the pack. The 2017 contenders for the 89th annual Academy Awards are

Lion

Set in India, this true story follows a  little boy who gets lost on a train and travels thousands of miles away from his home.  Later in life, he sets out on a journey to find his homeland through the aid of Googlemaps. 

Denial

Premise:  Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle a Holocaust denier when he sues her for libel. This true story takes place in late 1990's and depicts the occurrences leading up to the court case and the trial.

The Accountant

Premise: A Mathematician who is also a Savant and Brutal Enforcer finds himself at odds with trying to maintain his structured lifestyle and saving the life of a coworker.  A new client puts him in the cross hairs of the mob and past history with the Treasury Department comes to light.